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Whirlpool - Cabrio 4.3 Cu. Ft. 12-Cycle High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer - White

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Whirlpool Cabrio 4.3 Cu. Ft. 12-Cycle High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer: Give clothes a deep clean and gentle care with this Whirlpool top-loading washer. The large capacity fits more in a single load and makes it easy to wash bulky items like comforters.

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    Key Specs

    • Product Height
      42.25 inches
    • Product Width
      27.5 inches
    • Product Depth
      28 inches
    • Capacity
      4.3 cubic feet
    • High-Efficiency
      No
    • Steam Function
      No
    • Vibration Reduction
      Yes
    • Agitator Type
      Single-action
    • Washer Load Type
      Top load
    • Color Finish
      White
    • App-Controlled
      No
    28"
    Whirlpool - Cabrio 4.3 Cu. Ft. 12-Cycle High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer - White - Front_Standard
    27.5"
    (Doors closed)
    42.25"

    Overview

    What's Included


    • Whirlpool Cabrio 4.3 Cu. Ft. 12-Cycle High-Efficiency Top-Loading Washer
    • Requires rubber fill hose (not included) for standard hook-up upon delivery
    • Owner's manual

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    87% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2351 out of 2719)

    Features


    Adapts to your load

    Adaptive Wash technology uses sensors to determine the fabric type and soil conditions of each load. Then it automatically adjusts up to 11 different washing motions to provide the right care and cleaning for your clothes.

    Low-profile impeller provides thorough yet gentle cleaning

    The impeller's seamless surface and unique vanes drive clothes from the outer rim to the center of the wash drum, where the deepest cleaning happens.

    Large 4.3 cu. ft. capacity

    Do more laundry in fewer loads. Wash 25 or more bath towels or a queen-sized comforter in a single load..

    12 wash cycles for customized cleaning

    Lets you choose the perfect cycle for your load. Includes Normal, Heavy Duty, Quick Wash, Bulky Items, Casual, Deep Water Wash and more.

    No more soaking outside the washer

    Give your clothes time to soak before the wash cycle starts by simply selecting the Presoak option.

    Deep Water Wash cycle

    Helps eliminate the need for pretreating by helping to break down heavy soils.

    Clean Washer cycle

    Deep-fills the washer to clean areas that low-water systems don't typically reach.

    Choose the right water temperature for your clothes

    Five temperature settings help you ensure the water will never be too hot for your fabrics or too cold for your detergent to work properly.

    Vibration control keeps your washer quiet

    Gap dampers and springs minimize movement of the wash drum during the spin cycle, so your normal household activities won't be interrupted by noise.

    Top-load design

    Lets you load and unload from a standing position. Plus, you can easily add forgotten items to the load once it's started.

    Smooth Wave stainless steel wash drum

    Helps protect fabrics from fraying and snags.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 2719 reviews

    87%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Eureka!-Found Out How To Fill Tub With Water

      Posted
      George

      As many of you baby boomers have found out by now, they are making top loading washers so that hardly any water is used to clean your clothes. These are the new "high efficiency" washers. Now we all know this is absurdity for top loaders. You can't clean clothes in 1.5" of water regardless of what they try to convince you of. And for those of you who have suffered this new "efficiency" malware, and have felt you will never have clean clothes again in your lifetime - You can now celebrate. Wonder of Wonders, Miracles of Miracles! I found out how to overcome this problem with this model Whirlpool. What you do, is first, do NOT put your clothes in first. First, leave the tub empty and select the "Bulky Items/Sheets" setting. Then press the Start button and let the tub fill. It will actually fill to about 4 inch depth of water (I estimate). Oh but it won't stop there!! Allow the machine to start doing its "agitation" (if you can call it that, seeing how the washer has no "real paddles" to fully agitate water like older models had). After about 20 - 30 seconds of agitation, the machine will start to add more water for about a minute or so. Then WAIT longer. The Machine will again start to "agitate" and will after another 20-30 seconds, start to fill with more water. [The machine is trying to figure out how much water it needs.] Repeat this process a few more times (like 2 or 3 times) and look inside (Note: you can look inside after each "agitation/adding water" cycle - check when the water stops running). You will say "OMG - I don't believe it, there's lots of water!!!" I am not sure if the machine is capable of overflowing so keep an eye on it. I just know I have looked and thought whoa it really does fill high - like to the brim or close! Once you have the water at a high enough level, you can add in your clothes. With my washes the machine does NOT empty any of the water once you put the clothes in. (I have read this somewhere that these new machines will actually lower the water level if it is higher than the sensors allow - I mean what a waste of water that would be - eh!?!) You should add your soap in after the first fill cycle when there is about 4" of water in the tub. Or you can add it in later. I use powder soap (cause I like it) and I add it directly into the tub (with the lid open) and allow the "agitation" to mix it in. If I am using bleach, I also add bleach at the same time. Now admittedly, I discovered this while washing actual bed sheets. But I think it should work on regular clothes too. I will be trying to verify this. Now as far as the rinse cycle is concerned (and I always use 2 rinses), I am not sure that the water will fill as high up as it did for the wash, because, per chance, the filling up of water for a rinse cycle may not sense the same as for washing. I have not made this part of my routine yet, and have not tested it, so I don't know. But if you are rinsing, you could use the "2 rinses" setting and after the first rinse and spin, you could remove the spin-dried clothes (cause they would not be water laden and heavy after spin drying I would think) and refill the tub with fresh water using the same procedure as before to try to raise the water level higher. Once full, you put the laundry back into the filled tub before the actual rinse begins. Let the washer finish its cycle. At the very least, we can now fill the Whirlpool tub to the brim! I really hope this helps all who have been sorely disappointed with the new high efficiency technology. And BTW, note that not even the Tide company (the high efficiency detergent soap "gurus") knows how much soap to put in these washers. They define small, medium, large, extra large, extra small loads, etc., but they never note the size of the tub. Is a large load in a 3.0 cu. ft. tub the same as a small load in a 7.0 cu ft tub?? You really have to specify the amount of water used, or clothes volume or weight or something to have a measurement of any meaning. I mean what if you need a Pod and a Half? Can you split up pods? Do you want to split up pods? Basically, the terms small, medium, and large, etc. mean nothing by themselves. Yet we have a whole industry of "efficiency" and "technology" and "new and improved" that doesn't see a problem with an undefined ratio of soap/water, I guess because in their misguided efforts to minimize the use of water, they sacrifice logic and wisdom. Oh well, as I like to say, "all our institutions are failing us." Happy full tub washing!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Upgrade

      Posted
      MomTo2
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I am going to start this review by addressing all the negative comments... Is the washer Noisy??? The washer makes noise (more than my old washer) but nothing I would classify as extremely noisy or distracting. I think it all depends on where you house your washer. Mine is kept in an attached garage, and although I can occasionally hear it when walking by, it is nothing that would distract me from carrying on with my daily business. Most of the noise comes from the fact that the washer does not fill up with water the way older washers do. It's energy efficient so it sprays your clothes intermittently throughout the cycle until it gets the desired clean. Does this washer leave clothes sopping wet like other customers have claimed? I have done over 20 loads, easy, in the last two weeks and not once have my clothes come out overly wet. The machine works just as expected. The secret....READ THE MANUAL. it will take you less than 10 minutes to get through the thin manual that comes with the machine. It will tell you how to lay your clothes around the center piece and it will tell you the desired wash cycle for the type of load you are doing. If you are doing towels or bulky items, don't use extra light setting to try to save time. This is probably why those costumers got wet wet clothes. Follow the directions and it will work every time. Does this washer take a super long time to complete a cycle? Unfortunately, this washer does take about 40 min to complete a cycle but that's only because it's saving you water and energy. Embrace this change. Dishwashers are the same way now. So although the cycle takes longer, this washer drum is HUGE which means you can pretty much do two loads in one. If you look at it that way, you are technically saving time. I love this washer. I was skeptical because of all the negative comments, but it's been great. It's a little noisier than older washers, it takes a little longer, but like I said, it holds so much more and saves you water and energy. You can't go wrong with that combination!!! Don't let the negative reviewers keep you from making a wise choice. Who would take advice from someone that returns a washer after one load. Who does that???

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      You get what you pay for

      Posted
      BBCustomer
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I went from a standard washing machine to this high efficiency machine, and I expected this washer to be far superior to what I replaced, and this is not the case. This machine does clean items well. However, the spin cycle does not do a good enough job getting the water out of heavy items like sweatshirts and bed sheets. These items are so wet that I can ring water out of them. This wouldn't be a big deal, but this washer doesn't have an option to have an extra spin cycle to get the water out. You have to instead select the 'rinse and spin' option which is a complete lengthy cycle of rinsing and spinning to get the water out - not very energy/water efficient, if you ask me. I have had issues with overly wet items on a variety of cycles, whether it is the 'heavy duty' or 'normal' cycle -- and this problem is not from packing the machine with too many items like the Whirlpool manual says. The other issue I have with this washer is that the water shut off valves shut the water off so quickly that it created water hammer issues with my pipes. This is an issue I never even knew could occur until I bought this washing machine. My water pipes would bang so loudly in the wall and create such a significant vibration that I thought I had major plumbing issues. After searching online, I discovered that many other people report this same issue with this brand of machine. To solve the problem I had to spend more money to buy mini-rester valves to attach to the washer before hooking up the water lines to the rester valves. Personally, since Whirlpool is aware of this issue, I feel they should have included the rester valves in the purchase of the washing machine instead of making their customers go to the hardware store to spend money on an issue created by the product. I know some of the other reviewers have mentioned the noise level of the machine. Since this is my first high efficiency machine, the unusual noises of the washer sensing the clothes and the locking/unlocking of the lid really threw me off at first. The sensing step makes a strange hum/grind noise that takes time getting used to, and the odd pop/snap noise the lock makes sounds as if something broke on the machine. During the actual washing of the clothes the machine seems to make a noise comparable to a low pulsating blender. Now that I've had the machine a month, I'm not concerned with the strange noises. But, if you are sensitive to noise or have a main floor laundry, you may find the noise level of this machine to be obnoxious. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this machine, especially not for someone who frequently does large, heavy loads of laundry. The price was decent, but I wish I would've returned the machine when I had the chance and spent a little more money on a better quality product.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      No problems or issues so far

      Posted
      MamaB
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This was not the original washing machine I wanted to purchase from BB; the one I wanted was out of stock at the warehouse after I had already purchased it so BB let me have this one instead. I was pretty nervous about taking it because of all he mixed reviews but I figured I could return it if I didn't like it. I decided I would take other reviewers' advice and read the manual (never had an HE machine before) and then put this machine through its paces. Glad I read the manual otherwise I would have completely fouled up the load-in; I've always been a "start the machine, put in the detergent, and load the clothes while the water fills" kind of girl. It's a different process with this one, (detergent, clothes, close lid and start) and you have to make sure you pack the clothes loosely (no cramming - but heck, it' IS a massive 4.1 cu ft basket so cramming isn't necessary). It made some noises that were different from normal washers - clicks, hums and whirs but it isn't any louder than my last GE machine. (In fact, it's a bit quieter). This weekend I've washed fleece blankets, big plush bath sheets, jeans, and a king sized duvet cover and everything came out of the washer great - they weren't soaking wet and full of water. They came out like they did in my last washer. I read in the manual that using an HE detergent is an absolutely MUST because non HE detergents create too many suds which in turn makes the cycle times longer and "reduces the rinsing performance". Not to presume anything but perhaps some of the rinsing problems people reported came as a result of using regular detergents and non-HE? Had I not seen this in the manual I probably would have used my regular detergent.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Pretty good washer, haters gonna hate

      Posted
      coasterzombie
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This is my first HE and my first Whirlpool. Best Buy came and installed it, delivery is a huge plus. I think the combo of HE in a top loader is the best of both worlds. THERE IS NO TRADITIONAL AGITATOR in this appliance. Keep that in mind when researching and using it. It does not work like an old fashioned washing machine. If you have a specific routine you are used to and don't want to change then maybe get something else. The unit is loud, but only for bursts at a time. A regular washing machine makes a little noise all the time. This cycles on and off and can be distracting. I since housed it in a W/D closet and it is much less annoying now. I can hear the TV over it without a problem. The other minor issue is clothes will get tangled up inside of sheets. I would just wash your bedding totally separate. Detergent is also extremely important. I used Tide powder but pods or liquids seem to work better in this machine. I never use bleach, but I will put a cup of vinegar in the wash as a fabric softener (there is no dispenser). Put your detergent in first, then load the clothes loosely on top. If you need more water for some reason, select Deep Water Wash or the Sheets setting, but 90% of the time just use Normal. With one rinse and no soak it takes about 45 minutes. But, the drum is high capacity so it actually saves time. The benefit here is using way less water than a regular machine. Also, I never use hot except for towels. I have never had a problem with dirty clothes, sopping wet clothes, or smell/odor/rust etc. I use the Affresh tab once a month (there is a setting specifically for this). Never used the Delicate setting, I wash those by hand. Good machine, recommended for the reasons above.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Great Introduction to HE Washers

      Posted
      gitch414

      We replaced our dual-action agitator washing machine (and the dryer) with this matched set from Whirlpool. We are very pleased at its performance. The clothes are noticeably cleaner and the airflow in the dryer is much superior to our previous set. I believe the clothes are cleaner because HE machines only use about a quarter of the water of a traditional washer. This concentrates the detergent greatly, even though you use less actual soap per load. I would like to address some of the negative comments I saw in these reviews before we made this purchase. I can't speak to those who have had real mechanical problems with their machines. But I can say many of the comments complaining about its performance are from people who quite obviously did not read the instruction manual. This is a different way of washing clothes. You will not get the good results we do if you treat it like a traditional machine. The other major negative criticism is the "noise" this machine makes. It is true the different kinds of sounds an HE washer makes may grab your attention as the whirs and clicks come and go. It is not the constant hum of agitator action you get from a traditional washer. But after a month of running this washer I believe the noise level is actually less than we had from the old machine. Our washer and dryer sit in the corner of the kitchen—we know all the sounds this thing makes and it isn't bad. We just had to get used to it. Which really didn't take that long to do. We're very satisfied with this model. You can spend more money and get more bells & whistles (and perhaps less noise.) But this budget model has proven itself to us as having a great value.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      NOT BAD AT ALL Luv it

      Posted
      BigApple718
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I got a good sales price for this washer. I brought this washer as a gift for my mother with a 5 yr protection plan. I liked the washer that much, I went out two days later and brought the same washer. It's a Good washer my first Whirlpool product, It's Not as loud as others wrote, If you read the manual it will explain what the different sounds are. For the first wash it did shake a lot which did give me a concern ( my fault overloaded the washer, I was tempted by the large basket size 25 sheets at once smh @ myself). However, by the second wash It didn't shake bad at all. The manual does tell you if it shakes bad then that means that the four legs under the washer should be adjusted or you can used a wooden wedge to help support the vibrations. So far not a bad washer. I barely hear the washer when it's on, I got up several times during the wash cycles to double check if it was working. The Energy efficient washers are so different from the old washers that I'm used to owning. In my opinion the non- EF washers have loud wash cycles and spin cycles. I'm getting used to having a washer that doesn't fill up with a lot water this washer determines how much water is need when you add your clothes to the basket, cool feature I think. Oh and you will have to by the he detergents or pods for these washers. I hope my little opinion help someone out whose deciding to buy this product.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Keep It Simple, Stupid (KISS)

      Posted
      Joseph
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      You always hear about products getting too complicated with too many parts that keep breaking down and/or falling apart. We've had this experience one too many times in our house. So, this time, we decided to keep it simple. This washer seemed to be exactly what we needed. After speaking to a few people with experience in the appliance business, we felt confident that Whirlpool would be a good choice. (We were skeptical about certain brands like LG, Samsung, and even GE because of recent poor reviews. Maytag fell into this category about 15 years ago, but I've been told that they're back to being a quality product.) This Whirlpool has the following positive features: 1. Very large wash tub 2. Simple dial controls that are very easy to understand and use 3. Fewer crevices and gaps for water to collect and cause the musty, mildewy smell 4. Detergent goes directly into the wash tub, not in a dispenser 5. Very easy to keep clean 6. Does a great job cleaning the clothes 7. Deep water wash cycle gives the option of using more water per load 8. Made in the USA Now for the negative: 1. It does NOT have a chime for when the wash cycle completes 2. It does NOT have a dispenser for liquid fabric softener; you must add it during the appropriate part of the rinse cycle We purchased this at the end of March with a delivery date of 4/2/18. It appears that we caught a good sale because the price is now higher than when we bought it. However, this is really worth the price and we've been very happy with it so far. And we're happy to have the option of selecting an appliance with fewer bells and whistles (parts to break down)!

      I would recommend this to a friend






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